Roundup: DAT wishes the NFL combine 'RIP'


There goes DAT man. Oregon Ducks do-it-all man De'Anthony Thomas announced Sunday he'll enter the NFL Draft. But first up, he's wishing death to the NFL combine.


Arizona Daily Star columnist Greg Hansen sees Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey leaving school. If looking at Pac-12 running backs historically, he should do just fine forgoing his senior season.

Oregon State

Beavs running back Storm Woods and receivers coach Brent Brennan say an awful lot of nice things about NFL-bound receiver Brandin Cooks.

Arizona State

Dana Altman and Oregon are known as Transfer U, but Arizona State's Jermaine Marshall might have been the best transfer of any Pac-12 school during the first weekend of conference play. He scored 26 and hit four threes as ASU dropped Washington State.


Chiney Ogwumike set the all-time rebounding record for Pac-12 women's hoops on Friday and then put up another 30-point, 10-rebound game as Stanford dropped the Oregon schools. It's her world.


Not to be outdone by a rival, Reshanda Gray of Cal also put up a 30-spot, leading the Golden Bears with 33 points and 13 rebounds in a 101-98 overtime win against Oregon on Sunday.


Guard depth is a strength across the Pac-12 board, and in pure numbers, it's hard to beat Colorado's duo of Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie, who torched Oregon's backcourt for a combined 50 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. They score with ease, but it ain't so easy to come up with a nickname for the duo.


UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley announced he will return to UCLA, which is a big thing for Jim Mora's football team. In hoops, the testy offseason of words between the Los Angeles area basketball teams culminated in a quite obvious result of where each teams stands. Steve Alford's Bruins walloped USC by a score of 107-73 in the teams' Pac-12 opener.


Trojans coach Andy Enfield met with the media after the brutal loss to the rival Bruins in an equipment closet. And no, there weren't any positives for his team to take from the loss. 


It's always easy to root for the little guy, and Utah guard Brandon Taylor certainly deserved some praise after locking down dangerous Oregon State guard Roberto Nelson. Oh, and Taylor also happened to set career highs with 23 points and eight dimes in the Utes' win against the Beavers.


Washington's women's basketball team was losing big to Arizona State, but Jazmine Davis never wanted to be taken out of the game. 

Washington State

ESPN blogger Kevin Gemmell gives the Mike Leach's Cougs a solid B for their season. It didn't end all that pretty, but Washington State took some steps forward on the football field.

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